World-wide studies show that it takes 350 hours of driving experience for the average person to become a good driver. The Queensland Graduated Licensing system was implemented to ensure that new drivers undergo about 350 hours driving before they are issued with an Open Licence.
West Moreton Driving School has a staff of experienced Driving Instructors who would like to help you through the licensing process. We recommend that your first few driving lessons take place in a dual control vehicle with a qualified instructor to set you on the correct path. Every hour spent with a West Moreton Driving School instructor counts as 3 hours in your logbook.
West Moreton Driving School offers:
To arrange suitable lesson times for you
To start your driving lessons from home, school or workplace
To drop you off where you like
The choice of Automatic or Manual cars
Lessons tailored for your individual needs
Driving lessons 7 days a week
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Here is a summary of the steps involved in getting your first Licence.
The Queensland Government has announced tougher penalties for drivers who use their mobile phone illegally while driving.
From 1 February 2020, the penalties for illegally using a mobile phone while driving are increasing from a $400 fine and 3 demerit points to a $1,000 fine and 4 demerit points. This is to help deter people from this dangerous behaviour.
Research shows using a mobile phone while driving can be as risky as drink driving. A driver's response time while texting on a phone is comparable to that of a driver with a blood alcohol reading of between 0.07 and 0.10.
The increased penalties mean that some licence holders, like learners and P-Platers, could lose their licence from just 1 offence.
Double demerit points will still apply to all drivers for a second mobile phone offence within 12 months. This is another $1,000 fine and 8 points and could cost most people their licence.
Bicycle riders will also be fined $1,000, but no demerit points will be issued.
While the penalties are increasing, there are no changes to the current rules for mobile phone use while driving.